Correlation Analysis of Evaluation Indexes for Freeze-Thaw Damage of Lightweight Aggregate Concrete
Freeze-thaw damage is one of the most representative damages in concrete durability. In this study, rapid freezing and thawing tests were conducted to investigate the freeze-thaw resistance and analyze the correlation of the evaluation indexes of lightweight aggregate concrete with different water-cement ratios. The high correlation was confirmed between the length change and relative dynamic modulus of elasticity of lightweight aggregate concrete. The relative dynamic modulus of elasticity decreased with the increase of concrete length. However, the correlation was different according to the water-cement ratio values of lightweight aggregate concrete. The higher water-cement ratios, the lower expansion values of lightweight aggregate concrete when the relative dynamic modulus of elasticity decreased to the same degree under freezing and thawing action.
A. Saimoto and M.H. Aliabadi
J. Z. Mao et al., "Correlation Analysis of Evaluation Indexes for Freeze-Thaw Damage of Lightweight Aggregate Concrete", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 452-453, pp. 657-660, 2011